The Food and Drug Administration released its proposal to implement the Sanitary Food Transportation Act. The proposal is the final element required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and includes requirements pertaining to refrigeration, vehicle cleaning and protection of food during transport.
Fail-safe metal-detection operation and data-logging functions are in demand today, as bakery and snack food producers look for increased performance, fewer false rejects, durability and protection from misuse.
Changes in food-safety regulations aren’t just limited to the U.S. I recently took part in an international food-safety meeting in China, during which representatives from 19 nations talked about changes underway in food-safety regulations in their respective countries.
The global food industry is faced with some of the biggest food-safety changes in history. Not only has the U.S. proposed changes in the way food safety will be addressed, but so has Canada, China, India and other countries.
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) issues the first edition of its Food Safety Auditor Competencies on its website. Available for download, the framework is the culmination of three years of work by the multidisciplinary GFSI Auditor Competence Working Group, mandated to define generic food-safety auditor competencies underpinning GFSI benchmarked schemes, and the mechanisms by which they can be assessed and verified.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now accepting comments on the “Foreign Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Human and Animals” and “Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors/Certification Bodies to Conduct Food Safety Audits and to Issue Certifications” rules until Jan. 27, 2014.